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Breaking the Cycle: Mental Health and the Criminal Justice system

  • Columbus Metropolitan Library - Northside Branch 1423 North High Street Columbus, OH, 43201 United States (map)

People who have experienced a mental health crisis are more likely to encounter the criminal justice system than to receive medical attention. As a result, 64 percent of jail inmates have a mental health problem, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Breaking the Cycle: Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System is a one day event hosted by the Central Ohio Young Black Democrats which aims to bring; community leaders, elected officials, mental health advocacy organizations, and representatives from the Franklin County Jails and Police Departments, into the community to discuss how mental health is currently being addressed in the criminal justice system and how we, as a community, can improve the lives of those who may suffer from mental illness.  


~Kristin Boggs
Representative for the 18th District in the Ohio House of Representatives. 

~ Patrice A. Palmer DD, LSW, MSW
Reentry Social Support Specialist for the Office of Homeland Security & Justice Programs

-Geoff Stobart
Chief Deputy Geoff Stobart is the Chief Deputy of Research, Development, and Major Projects for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Columbus, Ohio.
Overseeing Construction of the new jail in West Side Franklin County. 

- Dallas Baldwin
Franklin County Sheriff

Please join us on Saturday, May 26, 2018 as we recognize Mental Health Awareness month. Everyone is welcome to come! Please bring your friends, family, voices and ideas!

Earlier Event: May 22
May General Body Meeting